Bathrooms

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

More and more people are installing bidets at home, so Ecohome took a look... does the idea of a jet of water blasting your nether regions seem a hard leap to make at first? Well, the times they are a changin’. Should we consider adding a bidet? Although quite popular in Africa, Asia and Europe, the bidet has been slo…

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

We all like money saving ideas for the home to keep our bills and energy use to a minimum, one of those ideas is low-flow shower heads. Are low flow shower heads worth it? So, let's start with this somewhat shocking reality -  North Americans will on average use over 1.4 million litres of water per year, or about 4 to…

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

The three considerations of a toilet are water efficiency, performance and aesthetics. Watch more videos Toilets usually account for about a third of the indoor water use of a home, so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a great place to start looking. Then comes the choice of either single flush or d…

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

This Quebec made closed-loop water and heat recovery system makes showering ultra efficient. After recently posting a story sharing the brilliance that is the Swedish Orbsys water and heat recycling shower, it was brought to our attention that there is a homegrown Canadian variety as well. The EcoVéa shower by Reveeco…